Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
As a contributor to FamilyFun magazine, part of my job is bringing super fun projects home for my children to try out. I’m a lucky duck (and, so are my kids!). Right now, I’m working on a Messy Backyard Art feature where the gooey, gloppy, sticky, runny stuff rules. Needless to say, my children are thrilled.
These are some photographs from yesterday’s project: dribbly paint art with bright colors and lots of mess! Perfect for a summery hot afternoon. Oh, and YES!, my two wore their pajamas.
Categories: 5 Bright Spots, Crafts, Everyday Fun, Fun, Group Activities, Outdoors, Seasonal | Tags: art, craft testing, FamilyFun, flower pots, magazine, messy, paint, rocks, summer
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Here in Massachusetts, we are deep into our cold New England winter. Except for today’s predicted high of 55 degrees(!), our outside world has been frozen and icy.
No matter where you are in the country or the world, join me today as I find inspiration in photographs from the opposite season. Ask your children to help search for photographs from 6 or 7 months ago and use the images to inspire creativity. Draw, paint, or collage. Write a poem or a list. Describe an imaginary adventure in that other season.
I’m remembering flowers, green grass, balmy nights, swaying branches, warm sun on my shoulders, naps on picnic tables.
What do you remember?
Categories: Everyday Fun, Inspired, Literacy, Nature, Outdoors, Seasonal | Tags: art, collage, creative, fall, inspiration, inspired, nature, painting, photographs, poem, seasons, spring, summer, winter, writing